World Birth Hub Gathering

by Diana Paul March 23, 2020, Deborah Allen and I were to meet midwives Jenny Blyth and Fiona Halinan at the airport in Marrakech. We planned to drive to one of Morocco’s hip beach towns – Essaouira. Our mission was to find a venue where birth activists,...

The Truth About Birth in Changing Times

By Deborah Allen and Diana Paul If you are pregnant in a pandemic, you may not want to go to a hospital to give birth. We understand. You may live in a place where there is no doctor or midwife. That happens. You may feel alone and unsupported.                        ...

Nourishing natural Birth Wisdom in Laos

Lao Birthwork is a voluntary project that was inspired by having made several trips to Luang Prabang province in northern Laos between 2005 and 2015. During my visits there, and through Laos contacts and friends working in Maternal and Child Health, I witnessed which...

Microbiome Webinar

Filmmaker Toni Harman is running a FREE WEBINAR available to watch FROM TUESDAY 20th March (until 27th March) to help maternity health professionals feel much more confident when asked about the infant microbiome.  The infant microbiome is the science that strongly...
Video: What is a Midwife?

Video: What is a Midwife?

In this talk from the 2014 Cape Town Midwifery and Birth Conference, midwife Ruth Ehrhardt speaks about what being a midwife means to her, from her perspective as a daughter, a mother and a midwife. See truemidwifery.com for more...

Loving Midwifery Care for Every Woman

Access to good, personalised and loving care should be a basic human right for any pregnant woman. Unfortunately, this is not the reality for most. I offer my services as a home birth midwife to the women in and around my community, who would like to be able to access...

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